Do you ever feel that your fears are holding you back? Perhaps your fears have been getting in the way of your best-laid plans. Maybe fear is taking up far too much of your time, sapping your energy and your ability to enjoy life to the full.
But what if there was a real alternative? What if you could banish your fears and finally break free of your limitations?
What if you could wake up feeling free and deeply empowered so that you could embrace life’s rich array of opportunities?
Here’s a suggestion:
Let’s make today the day that you begin to break free from the bonds of your fears.
Fear may be the root from which all our negative thoughts and feelings flow, but it’s also the inertia that holds you back and binds you to inaction. And it shows up in many different forms. Let’s take a closer look at some of its more familiar disguises:
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success
- Fear of criticism
- Fear of ridicule
- Fear of change
- Fear of the unknown
- Fear of who you are
- Fear of loss
- Fear of loneliness
- Fear of standing out
- Fear of pressure
Do you recognize any of those fears? They’re just a brief sample from the infinite number of faces that our fears wear to trigger an emotional response.
This is not an exhaustive list by any means but it can feel pretty exhausting just to think about it!
Fear does that. It has a strange and unpleasant effect on our energy levels as if the shadow of our anxieties can suck the life force out of our veins. It’s as if the lights are dimmed and our enthusiasm slips away.
But not anymore! Let’s break this problem down and start with a clearer understanding of the real nature of fear.
It might be helpful at this point to understand the fear from a slightly different and perhaps unfamiliar perspective.
In many ancient cultures and civilizations, fear was analyzed and investigated, dissected and observed, tested, and reduced to its parts.
And what was the conclusion of those long centuries of contemplation? Well, perhaps surprisingly, they revealed that fear is mostly – an illusion. A very powerful illusion because
it feeds on your raw emotional energy.
Think about that for a moment. You feed your fear with the raw oxygen of your emotional energy. Switch off the fuel supply, and the fear disappears in a heartbeat. Without your emotional energy to sustain it, it vanishes.
So, one of the most direct and effective ways of dealing with your fears is to confront them head-on. The courage required to turn and face your fears diverts your energy away from feeding the monster and channels it into feeling in control.
Because fear cannot survive scrutiny when exposed to the light of reason.
When you turn to face your fears and turn the power of logic onto their shadowy presence, they evaporate.
This is a remarkably powerful insight into the nature of fear. It only survives because you give it life with your emotional energy. The moment you turn off the fuel supply, it ceases to exercise any influence.
According to the ancient philosophers, fear may take an infinite number of forms but they all flow from the same place. When you turn to face whatever form your fear has taken, it will shrink away from you. When you turn the light of reason on your fears, they retreat in haste. When you switch off your emotional fuel supply, they disappear.
If you feel that your life deserves to be richer, happier, more fulfilling, and more satisfying, begin the great transformation by freeing yourself from the bonds of your fears. Your life will change in truly remarkable ways.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read the blog. If you found these ideas helpful, please feel free to share the post and encourage your family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances to free themselves from the bonds of fear. Help them to enjoy the potential of greater levels of freedom, happiness, and success in all areas of their lives.
Together, we really can make the world a better place.
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